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Partition not enabled

by maddy2405 / January 25, 2006 4:04 AM PST


I hav a 20 GB hard disk.ihad removed it to connect it to my friend's pc. When i got it nack and connected it to my comp, i could not see the drives.
When i went into disk management, it came up with the initialization wizard.After that the disk continued to show the it was not initialised. Am not able to delete the 2 partitions in it. Not even able to format it. Please help!!

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Sure it's jumpered correctly ?
by VAPCMD / January 25, 2006 1:04 PM PST
In reply to: Partition not enabled

Try downloading the hard drive mfgs diagnostic and test the disk....if it tests OK, then write zero's to it and afterwards ...partition and format it as desired thru the OS.

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How to write Zeros?
by maddy2405 / January 25, 2006 3:01 PM PST

tanx a ton for ur reply. i have checked the jumper settings, it seem to be fine. I really dunno what it means to write zeros to the HDD. Can u tell me how i can do that? further, am downloadin the diagnostic tools from the MFR site. Once i do that, will post the results.


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(NT) (NT) Often the mfgs diag disk has a wipe or write zero feature
by VAPCMD / January 25, 2006 11:31 PM PST
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